water heaters

Heat pump sales continue to grow over gas furnaces. Image courtesy of Electrify Now

The US Saw Record Percentages Of Heat Pump & Electric Water Heater Sales In 2023

The “Electrify Everything” movement is full steam ahead in American homes, according to the latest data from AHRI which tracks annual shipments of furnaces, heat pumps, and water heaters. Heat pumps for space heating and electric water heaters have set new records, and gas equipment continued to decline as a … [continued]

Yes, these water heaters plug into a standard 120V outlet. Image courtesy of A. O. Smith.

A. O. Smith’s New 120V Heat Pump Water Heater Allows You To Plug It Into…

A. O. Smith just released a 120V plug-in heat pump water heater (HPWH), which is the second model to arrive on the mass market (the first to market, Rheem, I reviewed here). It is an exciting product with some innovative designs that allows many households to more easily replace their … [continued]

Does PNNL Deliver Energy Savings Through Rules & Codes for Buildings? Let Us Count the…

Here’s a sampling of recent buildings-related rules, codes, and standards that will substantially reduce energy use and carbon emissions Energy efficiency rules and requirements for buildings may not make a splash on the nightly news, but they have gained favor in the Biden Administration and are helping slash energy consumption, … [continued]